Tenskwatawa gave up alcohol and urged his followers to do the same the distinguished changes apparent in tenskwatawa immensely supported his new way of life when those sent by the master of life took lalawethika in his dream, they showed him a very fertile land full of game as well as a large wigwam where eternal fires burned. Early life tenskwatawa was the son of puckeshinwa, a shawnee war chieftain, and methoataske, a creek woman, and the younger brother of shawnee war chief tecumseh the two brothers would fight together in the war of 1812. Tenskwatawa (elskwatawa, first named lalawethika, also known as the shawnee prophet and the prophet), shawnee religious and political leader b probably in early 1775 in old piqua (near springfield, ohio), son of puckeshinwa, a shawnee warrior, and methoataske, a woman of creek descent m and had several children d november 1836 in what is now kansas city, kans.
Tenskwatawa posed in traditional shawnee attire with the regalia of his religious movement, bereft of any military garb the comments of catlin, while admitting to the prophet's isolation from the acculturating party, gives a different picture of the prophet than the one history is trying to foist off on us. Although devastating to the cause of the pan-indian federation, tenskwatawa continued to preach and have a substantial following even after the death of his brother tecumseh in the battle of the thames in 1825, tenskwatawa established a village for the shawnee people at the site of modern day kansas city, kansas. Tecumseh and tenskwatawa the shawnee brothers tecumseh, a highly respected indian leader, and tenskwatawa (originally named lalawethika), a religious visionary, led the most widespread and coordinated native american resistance against the advancing white settlers and armies in the history of the united states.
Tenskwatawa denounced the euro-american settlers, calling them offspring of the evil spirit, and led a purification movement that promoted unity among native americans, rejected acculturation to the settler way of life, including alcohol, and encouraged his followers to pursue traditional ways he was called a prophet. Tenskwatawa spent the remaining nine years of his life in relative obscurity, although he did pose for the artist george catlin in 1832 he died in what is now kansas city in november 1836 during the war of 1812 and in the following decades most whites assumed that tecumseh had dominated the indian movement which emerged during the first. Tenskwatawa (also known as the prophet), a member of the shawnee nation, was born in 1775 named lalawethika (the rattle), his mother abandoned him in 1779 by all accounts, lalawethika lacked the physical abilities that his other siblings, including his elder brother tecumseh, enjoyed.
The people believe in me whole heartedly success in my life is sweet, but it is sweeter yet because my success means success for all indians and shawnee let us go back to the way we were before the white-people july 5, 1808 today we have moved to a new home with some of tecumseh’s and my followers.